First thing's first. Why do people who buy pure bred dogs look down upon people that don't? I guess this isn't a general rule, but those pure bred people certainly do wince when you say your dog is some sort of mix. I've seen it. Pure bred is synomous with inbred in my opinion. Its very sad if you think about it, all the poor, homeless dogs and puppies out there that need a good family and people spend money at pet stores or backyard breeders for a "pure" puppy because they don't think they'll have problems. I'm glad mommy didn't think that way; I was dropped off at a shelter by someone who didn't want me when I was very young. I was a poor, scared, unwanted doggie when mommy saved me. That's a story for another time, but if she hadn't rescued me, she wouldn't have gotten the greatest dog in the world. Just because we're rescue dogs, doesn't mean we're broken!
The other side of my soap box is a story my mom likes to tell. It's her 'favorite' when someone spends hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a "designer" mutt. "Oh, that's a cute dog, is she a labradoodle?" "No it's a GOLDENdoodle." They are so offended, like there is a difference or something. Call it what you want, you're goldendoodle is just as much of a mutt as I am. And probably more hyper and has more medical problems than I do as well. Hope you plan on investing another couple thou into that dog for training and vet bills! Humans are silly, silly creatures.
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